Come Here, Riley!

My daughter’s dog is named Riley. My great-great-grandfather is as well. Just because the name is the same does not mean they are identical. While there are many things that can be used to distinguish one person from another, key elements are:

  • age
  • place of birth
  • occupation
  • social class
  • spouse
  • children
  • residence
  • etc.

Try and glean all the clues from each record to see what elements about this record suggest other identifying pieces of information about the people it mentions.